Nov 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
with the former head of the republican party of florida, a guy named jim greer who is in his own trouble over charges about some illegal money thing that he was doing, but when he was running the party he told me that republican consultants came to him and said, we want to craft a bill that would get rid of early voting if we could, or severely cut it, because in the words of these consultants, according to jim greer, all it does is bring every african-american out from under a rock, that's a quote, and get them to vote for democrats. they don't vote for us, it doesn't help us. so the republican legislature which in 2010 became more tea party, more conservative, there's no margin in it for them to increase access to in-person early voting. what they did is passed a law that didn't touch absentee voting, which republicans tend to dominate in, but severely limited the early vote. just to give you some numbers, you're talking about there were 96 hours, there are 96 hours this year total to vote. there were 120 hours in 2008. and already in the state, 3.46 million people have voted.
Oct 29, 2012 9:00pm PDT
until it trips a fuse inside the transformer, itself, before, sorry, jim, before, you know, they can do anything, so right now they're just monitoring it. those people are so thankful to have gotten out okay. the house, itself, is not on fire. again, but those embers creeps ever closer to properties nearby. tea neck firefighters keeping a good look at this and also i want to show you a lot of people had cars on the street. one gentleman told me his car is underneath a tree there. they did get people -- people get their cars off the street so, "a" they could get the fire trucks in there and "b" the fire wouldn't spread to any of their vehicles. just a very active scene in tea neck tonight. >> that fire burned almost three hours. pse&g, power officials, had to wait essentially for it to burn out. also earlier tonight, newark mayor cory booker talked with msnbc's rachel maddow about evacuation s aheaddeadly storm. >> we tried to convince an elderly woman to leave, she was in a wheelchair. she refused to go. the neighbor who was going to go looked at the woman, a much younger african-americ